Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) has launched a search for an outstanding full-time MBA student who will benefit from support from the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholarship pledges GBP 10,000 for a self-funded candidate who has set up or has been working in entrepreneurial ventures, or a candidate who plans to do so post-programme.

Applications are open to all candidates who have applied to the Full-time MBA programme and have successfully been offered a place on the course.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou graduated from Bayes Business School with an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1988, and embarked on his career in shipping with Stelmar. Stelios is best known for creating easyJet in 1995 when he was just 28 years old, and thereafter the easy family of brands.

He founded the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation to support entrepreneurship and fund scholarships for young people to study at the academic institutions where Stelios himself was educated.

Since 2006 there have been more than 140 Stelios Scholars across multiple Bayes Business School courses, worth a total donation of over GBP 1.4 million pounds. The recipient of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Entrepreneurship Scholarship will attend school and external events during the academic year to recognise the support of The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. They will also network with previous scholars, opening doors to a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. They become part of the Bayes alumni community of entrepreneurs who share a common goal of driving positive change through their ventures.

An outstanding business school for entrepreneurship

Bayes Business School is recognised for delivering one of Europe’s leading full-time MBAs for Entrepreneurship, ranking 5th in Europe in Poets & Quants ”The World’s Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship in 2024”.

Bayes has a full programme of support for entrepreneurs, from starts-ups to people working in more mature companies.

Uniquely, Bayes also offers a £10 million investment programme that invests in businesses which have generated some revenue traction and are seeking early-stage growth or development capital, and provides board-level support to help businesses deliver on their plans.

An enviable London location

Bayes Business School recently welcomed its MBA students to a new location in Finsbury Square, close to Moorgate, Old Street and Liverpool Street stations. Perfectly positioned between the City’s financial district and the dynamism of Tech City, the state-of-the-art building is the new home to students on the Full-time MBA, the Evening Executive MBA, the Modular Executive MBA and the Global MBA programmes.

Bayes has been at the cutting edge of business education for more than 50 years and is among the global elite of business schools; it holds the gold standard of ”triple crown” accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

The school provides a vital concentration of entrepreneurial talent and expertise where tutors and mentors blend academic theory with their own experiences of running a business. It offers a highly practical approach to learning which can be put to immediate use developing a business.

Apply for the scholarship

Candidates must submit a complete application (including references and confirmed GMAT/GRE and English language test scores, if applicable) by 12 May 2024. All eligible candidates will then be considered by the scholarship panel.

Visit the scholarship webpage for more information on criteria and how to apply.

Learn more about the Bayes Business School Full-time MBA.